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    September 12, 2010
    11:00 - 11:34pm PDT  

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the unexpected inside their home. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪
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finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno.
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pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens of other san bruno residents went back home for the first time since flames tore through their neighborhood. >> i am just so happy. >> she had no idea what she would find upon returning home.
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she and her family live within a half block of where the pipeline exploded. their house was for the most part as they left. it it was green taged meaning they could return. >> everything is in shambles and everything here broken. that's what i was expecting. so i was totally surprised when i saw it is like nothing happened. >> like most families whose homes are green taged, their day was busy cleaning up the food spoiled in the refrigerators. pg&e went door-to-door making sure everyone's gas was turned back on. they say it has been a bittersweet day. while they are thankful for their home was not damaged, their heart goes out to their neighbors. >> they have come to see everything is normal in the sense of our home, but some of our dearest friends are right down the hill, and their homes are completely destroyed. >> hopefully we can, during
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this time, do what we can to help get them back on their feet. it is a time to pull together. >> after residents have red taged home, there will be a meeting at 1555 crystal springs road. that's the san bruno senior center. lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you, lilian. late today, san bruno officials announced two of six people previously reported missing have been located. that leaves four unaccounted for. relatives say three members of the bullis family are all missing. a fourth person is also unaccounted for, but they have not publicly identified that person. investigators know natural gas explosion caused these homes to burn down. now they are trying to determine why that line ruptured. the national transportation safety board began shipping some of the evidence back to
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washington, d.c. for analysis. alan wang has more of the efforts to find out how this happened. alan? >> carolyn, behind me is the police command center and pg&e crews are working around the clock to fix the pipeline. the national transportation safety board investigates the movement vessels and material. the natural gas is the material. in the dayses ahead we will hear more about line 132, the gas line that blew up. and today we were given a peek in the investigation. ntsb investigators are turning their attention to the anatomy of the explosion. the pipe was carefully removed today. the answers could lie in the torn metal at ground zero measuring half the length of a football field. >> we don't know at this point whether there was a well
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failure, impact from previous construction. >> but investigators are very interested in hearing from people who can tell them when and where they smelled gas prior to the explosion. >> have we been able to confirm rumors claiming people smelled gas and then calling it in? no, we have not been able to do that yet. >> pg&e says it has no reports of a gas leak since the beginning of the month. >> when i smelled it, it was once in awhile say three, almost four weeks ago. >> they want to look at amateur video, and they would like to know about the area around line 132 before it exploded. >> one of the symptom of the gas leak is vegetation dies. we had reports of dead vegetation, and we would like to hear about that. >> jesse says the american hawthorne tree that once stood
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across from the blown pipeline was ailing. >> it is odd this time of year the tree is wilting. it should be changing color. it should really have red berries. >> investigatorses are also looking into the recent repair of a sewage pipe that ran next to line 132. >> that will be one of the things we will look at in terms of the insulation and maintenance and repair of the sewer pipe since it is in the vicinity of the gas pipe. >> each tidbit will put together the picture of how this was the worst natural gas line disaster in pg&e's 105-year history. but the ntsb says they need to hear it from you. you can send your account of the explosion or your amateur video to san bruno at ntsb.gov. with this information they hope to put together a preliminary, factual report within the next 30 days.
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reporting live in san bruno, alan wang, abc7 news. >> all right, alan. pg&e says the pipe that rupture i had was -- ruptured was considered a high consequence area with more stringent inspections. it was installed in 1956 and last checked for leaks in are ma of. the company said today no leaks were found at that time. in 2009, pg&e listed an 8-mile section between livermore and paw noel as the highest -- pinole as a high risk area. an area north of the explosion was checked for leaks and none was found. san bruno families devastated by thursday's gas line explosion shopped for free at old navy this morning. the store held a private shopping event for families whose homes were lost or damaged. the red cross identified at least 100 families and gave them at least a $250 gift card to spend. charlie gray's home and rv was in the path of the fireball.
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>> we are not going to be able to go in for a few days, if not longer than that. i had my rv parked along the street in case we had an earthquake or something bad and that went too. >> people with gift cards can shop during normal store hours if they didn't make it this morning. so far about 60 families have been helped. and we have assembled a cat tau log of information on the san bruno fire. you can find it on our website including the status of homes, you report videos and our own tour of the devastation. it is all on our home page at abc7news.com. up next, a dog attacks a woman in fairfield, three dogs. her life suppose -- possibly spared thanks to the help of a neighbor. and new hope for the mother of a woman held in iran. what the iranians are now demanding. and spending $2 billion to buy a fremont company. hp appears ready to spend
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another billion and a half in cupertino. >> the sea breeze picked up and cooled us off dramatically. more cooling on the way for tomorrow. stay tuned.
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>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to a fairfield woman is in the hospital tonight after being attacked by three large dogses while she was out jogging. police say if neighbors hadn't come out with their guns janelle dawson may not have survived. will fransen reports. >> it is a neighborhood off green valley road where people walk and run all the time. that was janelle's plan on friday morning, and all was
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fine until she got to this point. >> it was probably one of the most vicious things i had ever seen. >> craig is janelle's colleague at work and lives just around the corner. he says a neighbor called him just after 6:00 a.m., and right here where this truck is park they found janelle alive, barely. >> her wounds were on both sides of her body. she was conscious, but in shock. thought she was gonna die. >> she was attacked by three dogs. witnesses say they were running side by side like pack hunters. according to fairfield police, they escaped from their owner's property. janelle was the first person they went after. >> the dogs were chewing her up and trying to pull her apart literally. >> it happened in front of gary packet's house. luckily he had his gun handy and shot the bull mastiff, like the one you see here.
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>> shot him in the head from 20 feet away. apparently just knocked him out. >> it was enough to slow the attack and save jennette agriculture life. the other two dogs ran away and attacked another woman down the road. her injuries not as severe. the two dogs that attacked her was shot by another neighbor who had their gun handy. if things had gone on any longer those dogs may have taken a woman woman's life. >> despite being shot, the bull mastiff has to be put down. officers are asking the district attorney to file charges. one of the three uc berkeley graduate being held in iran could be released from prison in the next two to three days. iran's judiciary set bail at half a million dollars. it is expected to be posted by swiss diplomats because the government has no direct ties with iran. the judiciary says it decided to grant the released based on
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health reasons. the 32-year-old discovered a lump in her breast. shane bower and their friend will remain in prison on spying charges. u.s. officials say the bail money is not coming from the u.s. government. hewlett-packard may be close to another acquisition. they are nearing a deal to buy cupertino for $1.5 billion. it comes a week and a half after hp successfully out bid dell for 3 park company. that went for about $2 billion. they make security software for business and government networks. intel's annual developer forum is bringing thousandses to the mosconi center. traditionally it is a time when they take revolutionary technologies. richard hart has a sneak peek in the drive to discover report. >> recognize anyone?
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the computer does. that's what it is doing with the white scarce that frames the faceses in the crowd. the crowd is seeing the opening night of intel's annual developer forum. and the camera is designed to be mounted on a rear view mirror. the face the camera really wants to see is the driver, not to recognize who is driving, but to tell whether the driving is texting, distracked it or stressed. recognition also plays a role by a phone powered by the newest adam chip. here it recognizes landmarks such as bridges and churches and using gps data that represents information about your surroundings. this 3d camera recognizes what it sees on your kitchen counter. it knows this is a steak and then it projects a menu to any surface and responds to touch commands. does this mean the end of screens? >> can you imagine living in a world where everything is on a display screen?
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the notion that many more things candice play the content in ways that can compel us is on the horizon. >> it is no longer about the pc. for intel, it is about cameras and cars and kitchens and -- >> naturally intel has a big stake in all of this. >> with the next step in computing, richard hart, abc news. >> oh boy. well, we are expecting changes. this is a familiar trend, cooler. >> our friend that has been with us all summer, this area of low pressure, and another one brought cooling today. as we look outside today, we are looking at cloudy skies and the fog that surges usa cross the bay. we have seen a summer of troughs and yet another one is on the way to cool us off. already did that today. here are highs, 74 santa rosa and 68 oakland. low 80s in livermore. we did manage some warmth, but
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you know temperatures were more than 9 degree bees low average in san francisco and four degrees cooler than we were yesterday in livermore. it is definitely a trend to be cooling off all summer long, and the trend continues early throughout the workweek. 58 in oakland, and it is bringing the fog to our inland valleys tomorrow. we will see clearing and steady onshore winds. i should say no bump in temperatures. but by thursday, it looks to be a little warmer. and then by the weekend maybe a little rain. overnight lows mainly in the low to mid50s from concord to fremont. cooler upper 40s for napa and santa rosa. we will look for slow clearing tomorrow. trough of low pressure is on the way, and it is sending the cooling sea breeze and the fog that will stay at the shoreline throughout the day. in fact, not even clear
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totally out at san francisco tomorrow. and we will look for the sunshine in the afternoon, but with the steady onshore flow. the temperatures still will be kept a little below normal. 73 tomorrow in sunnyvale with mid70s as you head down toward campbell and cupertino. peninsula numbers starting out with gray skies, and then mid to upper 60s from san mateo to menlo park. san francisco just 62 tomorrow. coming down even more for you. in the north bay, waking up to gray skies and clearing by 11:00 in sonoma. 75 for you, 68 in san rafael. numbers are only in the upper 60s with the fog in the morning from hayward to union city. mid70s in the afternoon for castro valley. so it is a few degrees cooler. and our inland valleys, the numbers are coming to the midand upper 70s. so you had a few low 80s today, and it looks like we are going to hold on to the mild weather for the early part of the week. so low clouds and fog are keeping monterey just 61.
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the accu-weather seven-day forecast, near 80 for our inland valleys for the first couple days of the week. but plenty of low clouds and fog on our coast. a little bump up on thursday and increasing clouds on friday. maybe a little precip over the weekend. >> that's another word for rain, isn't it? >> yes, we will talk about it. >> not yet. a big night forelady gaga at the mtv music awards. and the 49ersss have a lot of -- the 49ers have a lot of work to do after this work to do after this humiliating loss in
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
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music awards in los angeles tonight with eight of them. the outrageous singer picked up the biggest prize of the night in an outfit sure to anger animal rights supporters said to be made from cuts of meat. they presented gaga with her trophy. eminem took the top male video award and best hip hop video. justin bieber won for best new artist. shu and i were both trying to see if they were steaks hanging there. >>
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>> you have a bischon-fries. >> let's not over reyakt because it is a -- over react because it is a long season. no pass rush, no run game. it was ugly. niners were coming out of the tunnel, but they couldn't get in sink on the field. on fourth down, he throw itself wide open. norris, you have to score in these situations on the road. they were inside the seattle 10 three times and came away with six points. later in the second after an alex smith interception, the seahawks capitalized. seattle lead it 14-6 at the half. third quarters and the niners try to answer. he returns it 32 yards for the score. a nightmare day for smith. 224 yards and two picks. the seahawks add to had lead.
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pete carroll wins in a debut. >> we so to bounce back and get better at practice and win every game. >> the raiders open their season in tennessee and the mascot gave us a peek as to what was about to happen. 3-0 raiders, but vince young changes that. he competed 13 of 17 passes. this one to nate washington. titans up 7-3. oakland's offensive line was horrible. jason sacked four times. the raider defense held johnson to three yards on five carries in the first quarter, but you knew he would eventually bust out, and here it is. second quarter and 76 yards. he rushed for 142 and two scores. 24-6 titans at the half. things got worse. rough debut for campbell. 22 of 37 and 180 yards and this int that sets up another
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titan touchdown. a disasterous start for the raiders as they fall 38-13. we need a time-out after those low lights. we did have one winner. the giants take three of four from san diego with today's victory. and the two teams are locked on top of the nl west. your highlights >> the season premiere of "oprah." oprah: with john travolta. >> and -- oprah: i had no idea. >> ahh. >> plus, one of the biggest surprises in "oprah show" history. next "oprah."
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i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. so ask a neighbor about state farm, then call an agent at 1-800-state-farm or go online. giants. torres had an emergency appendectomy and will miss 10 days. good news? they beat the padres. impressive statement by this giant fan. and here is a swing from buster poe see. number 13 and it is a 2-run shot. to the fifth and tim lincecum helps his own cause. spanks one in the third base bag. that makes it 5-0. lincecum was back. he struck out 9. it was a 6-1 victory and tied
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for first place. the a's looking to sweep the red sox. in the 6th, he comes up with a pinch hit single into left. lowell scores and jd drew, he is going home. the slide just beats the throw home and that caps a four-run rally and the a's fall 5-3. it is that time of year, ready? here are your plays of the day. we will start with a former cal star who makes his 1,000th career catch. from historic catches to catchsthat should have been. should be the game inwinner, but johnson doesn't control the ball through the whole process. the catch is a stupid rule. lions robbed and bears win. in pittsburgh, no stupid rules preventing this victory. men din hall bust -- mendenhall busts through the line. steelers edge the falcons 15-9. curry leads team usa for the first championship defeating turkey. and to the bmw championship,
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dustin johnson's championship leads to the fourth title. tiger woods does not advance in the tour championship. and finally, we walk off with jason giambe's game-winning homerun. rockies'th 10th straight win and they are a game and a halfback in the west. and the u.s. men's open final was canceled because of rain and they will play it tomorrow. >> that's it for us. i'm carolyn johnson. thanks for joining us. our next newscast begins tomorrow morning at 4:30. tomorrow morning at 4:30. good night, everyone.
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man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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